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Lethbridge Police surveillance operation results in drugs and weapons charges

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A lengthy police surveillance operation has resulted in drugs and weapons charges against a 39 year old Lethbridge man.

The LPS says the Crime Suppression Team began a file on a suspected drug trafficking operation back in September and observed several interactions at a home in the 500 block of 26th street south.

On Thursday, police executed a search warrant and recovered more than $20,500 in cash, a taser, brass knuckles, and bear spray.

Officers also seized more than $30,000 in drugs, including Xanax, Oxycocet, Oxycodone, cocaine, MDMA, ketamine, and marijuana.

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Christopher Jackson is facing several charges in relation to the bust including: four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling; possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000; two counts of unauthorized possession of prohibited weapons; two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon obtained by commission of offence; possession of an identity document; and possession of property obtained by crime.

He’s been released from custody to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court in early February.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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